In the world of sports cars, few names carry the same weight and prestige as Porsche. The iconic brand has been synonymous with performance, design, and engineering excellence for over seven decades. It all began with Ferry Porsche, who, unable to find the sports car of his dreams, took matters into his own hands and built it himself. This year marks the 75th anniversary of that pivotal moment when Ferry Porsche unveiled the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster to the world. It was the birth of a culture, a purpose, and a mindset: Driven by Dreams. To commemorate this milestone, Porsche Design presents a special edition timepiece, the Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition.
Porsche Design, renowned for its commitment to innovation and craftsmanship, pays homage to the rich legacy of Porsche sports cars with the launch of the Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition. Limited to just 475 pieces, this timepiece draws inspiration from the original Chronograph I, which revolutionized the watch industry in 1972 as the world’s first all-black timepiece. Like the legendary Porsche 911, the Chronograph 1 embodies the perfect balance between design and engineering, a testament to the vision of Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.
Featuring an antireflective matte-black dial, reminiscent of the 911’s cockpit dashboard, the Chronograph 1 exudes a timeless elegance. The double-sided, seven-fold antireflective and scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal glass ensures optimal readability regardless of lighting conditions. The tachymeter and day/date display bear the signature Porsche font, further accentuating the watch’s connection to the iconic sports car. On the rear, the winding rotor of the mechanical movement pays homage to the iconic 911 Fuchs alloy wheels, adorned with the colored Porsche Crest.
Just as Porsche’s sports cars continually evolve, so does Porsche Design’s commitment to innovation. The Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition boasts several improvements over its 1972 predecessor. The case, now crafted from lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic titanium, enhances comfort and durability. The specially developed textile leather strap features light-blue decorative stitching and a central red stripe, mirroring the colors of the 75 Years of Porsche anniversary logo. Additionally, the chronograph is available with a black leather strap and matching black stitching, providing options for personalization. With the chronograph’s quick-change system, both straps can be easily interchanged.
Underpinning its precision, the COSC-certified mechanical Porsche Design WERK 01.140 caliber ensures maximum accuracy. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition reflects the exclusivity and craftsmanship associated with all Porsche Design timepieces. The engraved limitation number and the 75Y logo on the case back further emphasize the watch’s collectible nature.
The Chronograph 1 – 75 Years of Porsche Edition is available for purchase online, Porsche Design Stores, and select watch retailers. Priced at 9,975 euros (RRP), this limited edition timepiece serves as a testament to Porsche’s enduring legacy and commitment to pushing boundaries.
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